BLCT - Building Construction

BLCT 4243 - Refrigeration Handling Certification

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course prepares students to take the EPA Refrigerant Handling Certification test.

BLCT 4233 - Heat Loss & Heat Gain

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3523 with D or better

Description: 

Students will determine the heat loss and heat gain in a residential or small commercial building, which would allow a technician to determine what size equipment and to select and size heating and cooling duct work and diffusers.

BLCT 4223 - Air Conditioning Performance and Troubleshooting and Heat Pumps

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course teaches electrical and mechanical troubleshooting capabilities that are usable in real life applications.  Students will also study heat pumps and a variety of applications in which they are feasible.

BLCT 4213 - Air Conditioning Fundamentals

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
Description: 
This course teaches the fundamentals of air conditioning and how the components of the system work together to perform the cooling process.  This includes an examination of types of systems, and detailed look at the types and performance of evaporators and compressors.

BLCT 4203 - Air Conditioning Components & Install

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 
Students will learn about air conditioning components and accessories.  Students will learn how to install air conditioning including pressure testing, evacuation, and charging.

BLCT 4183 - Sheet Metal Trade Safety

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers instruction in the proper use and application of various hand and power tools used in the sheet metal trade. Sheet metal trade and tool safety is also covered in this unit. Students will be introduced to different sheet metal types and their proper applications as well as mechanical drawing. Students will develop and lay out patterns for sheet metal to be cut and formed.

BLCT 4173 - Sheet Metal Air Distribution System

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers instruction in the many types of furnace duct work and proper application of various duct fittings. Proper application and installation of furnace air distribution systems is also covered. Instruction on Type B galvanized sheet metal vent pipe and components is given and the proper sizing and installation of this metal piping is covered. Sheet metal math such as perimeter, area, and volume is also included in this course.

BLCT 4163 - Mid & High Efficiency Furnace

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 

BLCT 3453 with D or better

Description: 

This course covers  the proper evaluation and installation of mid and high efficiency furnaces.  Fuel oil burner breakdown, maintenance, and installations are covered in this course.  Instruction is given on the proper sizing and installation of natural gas and propane gas distribution pipelines.  Alternate warm air heat sources, types, and installations are also taught.  Proper trade practices of the HVAC technician, heat system analysis, and maintenance are also covered in this course.

BLCT 4153 - Sheet Metal Fabrication

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 3453 with D or better
Description: 
This course covers instruction and application of various materials of the sheet metal trade. Students are also instructed in the forming and use of different seams and edges required for various applications. Instruction and proper application of methods of joining sheet metal such as riveting, welding, brazing, and soldering is also covered.

BLCT 4143 - Basic House Wiring-Forced Air

Credits: 
3
Level: 
Lower
Prerequisites: 
BLCT 3453 with D or better
Description: 
This course offers instruction and application of basic house wiring and theory.  The student is also introduced to the heating trade and to the theory of proper furnace installation.  Reasons for human comfort and discomfort as it pertains to forced air heat are discussed. Troubleshooting of disturbing and distressing noises and conditions as well as indoor air quality is also covered in this course.

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